Fodor's Expert Review Epicure
One of the most admired chefs in Paris, Éric Fréchon recently celebrated 23 years at the helm of Le Bristol Hotel's revered restaurant, 13 of them with Michelin's top three-star award, which he's retained since 2009. Fréchon creates masterworks—say, farmer's pork cooked "from head to foot" with truffle-enhanced crushed potatoes and his famous truffle lasagna—that are both deeply satisfying yet unpretentious. In summer, dining out in the hotel's French garden is a rare delight. Prices are steep (€420 for the standard prix-fixe menu without wine), but this is commensurate with the three-star experience, especially with a chef as revered as Fréchon.
112 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré
Paris, Île-de-France 75008, France
- Alfresco dining in a beautiful French garden in warm weather
- Superb French provincial dining room
- Relatively affordable lunch menu